Surf Ski - Construction
As with kayaks, surf skis are made from a range of materials. Plastic Surf Skis made by Spirit Paddle Sports and Finn Kayaks are fast and durable providing paddlers a cheaper alternative to the composite surf ski option.
Light weight surf skis are made of composite layers of epoxy or polyester resin-bonded fibreglass, kevlar and carbon fibre. Like river kayaks, surf skis made of fibreglass are good value for money. Elite surf skis are made of a kevlar carbon fibre mix producing a light fast racing surf ski. A rule of thumb when buying a surf ski as the surf ski weight falls – the surf ski price rises.
Surf Ski Rating
Surf skis have been rated on a 5 point scale on three characteristics skill, ability and speed. A novice paddler should consider a surf ski rated 4 or 5. An elite paddler should consider a Surf Ski rated 1 or 2.
For advice or information on choosing a Surf Ski contact Kevin White – paddling at an elite level for over 25 years during which time he has been involved in racing kayak design, supply and manufacture of kayaks and surf skis.
Surf Ski Range